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Professor Yoram Shiftan

Civil Engineering

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology



Yoram Shiftan is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and the head of Technion Transportation Research Institute. Yoram teaches and conducts research in travel behaviour with a focus on activity-based modeling and response to policies, the complex relationships between transport, the environment and land use, transport economics and project evaluation.

He is the editor of Transport Policy and was the chair of the International Association of Travel Behavior Research (IATBR). He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committees of the Public Transportation Marketing and Fare Policy Committee (AP030), and the Committee on Metropolitan Policy, Planning, and Processes (ADA20), and a past member of the Travel Behavior and Values Committee (ADB10). He is also a member of the World Conference Transportation Research (WCTR) scientific committee, and chair of its Transport Security Special Interest Group.

Yoram received his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and since then has published dozens of papers and co-edited four books: Transportation Planning (part of the Classics in Planning series); Transition Towards Sustainable Mobility, The Role of Instruments, Individuals and Institutions; Sustainable Urban Transport; and Securing Transportation Systems.